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Organizational Change Article Review In a business environment that is struggling to recuperate after the stock market bubble burst 911 Enron and other corporate scandals change has become the keyword for survivability in a volatile market CEOs and Boards of Directors are now being scrutinized for every action taken whether it is benign or malignant Stockholders are clamoring for change within the organization to provide insurance against any decrease in share value or dividends With this in mind a review was conducted on several articles that discuss the current trend in organizational change including the reasons for the change how the change affects the employees and whether the methodologies used to implement change are effective Change according to Anderson Klein and Stuart 2000 is a consciousness choice that unfortunately due to poor planning by the change managers fails to achieve its goal Change managers set themselves up for failure by failing to take a whole-system approach to implementing the change When change managers address the four quadrants of change they have a better chance in achieving their goals for change Anderson Klein and Stuart 2000 present the four quadrants of change as a graphical representation of the different aspects and personalities of change Quadrant one deals with the individualinternal aspect of change covering cognitive psychological and spiritual development Quadrant two deals with the individualexternal aspect covering technical and interpersonal skills Quadrant three covers the collectiveinternal aspects specifically the domain of culture within the organization The final quadrant quadrant four deals with the collectiveexternal aspects including organizational design technology workflow policies and procedures Anderson 2000 It is within quadrants three and four that many organizations fail while implementing change According to Axelrod 2001 organizations fail because the change management actually increases bureaucracy reinforces top-down management and increases resistance Axelrod 2001 However these failures are merely symptoms of larger factors whose root cause can be found in the change process utilized Change managers occasionally fail to take
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